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7) '75 Howard Roberts Custom 8) This 2010 Gibson Pat Martino has
an ebony fretboard. 9) Anthony used this '64 Gibson B-25-12 on cues
start something funky,' and I'd use that lick.
Bassist Chuck Berghofer said, 'Show me that
so I can double it with you.' We'd go in on
Thursday nights for rehearsal, then pre-record
and tape all day Friday. One night, Chuck
walked in looking disheveled. I asked what
was going on and he said, 'I just came from a
pilot called 'Barney Miller.' They had a bass
part, but the producer didn't like it and asked
me to create something... All I could think
of was that damn riff you showed me.' And
the rest is history (laughs). Chuck was upset
because he was afraid of a lawsuit. Fortunately,
it never happened."
for the film Lady Sings the Blues. 10) Anthony used this '65 Ovation
DeLuxe for "The Carol Burnett Show" sessions.
"The great bassist Ray Brown called me for
the Monterey Jazz Festival. He'd hired the band
and I was honored because I was in my 20s and
was there with Ray Brown and Elvin Jones on
drums with the Gil Evans Orchestra featuring
Miles Davis. We played pieces from Sketches of
Spain and I used my X-500. After the concert,
we played for a week at Shelly's Manne-Hole
and the Costa Mesa Jazz Festival, with Brazilian
singer Astrud Gilberto.
"Gil Evans was also like a mentor; he'd tell
me what he wanted but left me a lot of room.
This wasn't long after the Uncle Howie talk
and I'd had a tremendous year. Fortunately,
Howard saw my potential. Now that I'm older
and around younger guys, they can give me a
guitar lesson any time. And anything that I
have that anyone wants, I'm happy to share.
Bob Bain is like that, like Howard and Joe Pass.
I could ask them anything."
"For this concert, I recall there was a lot of
music but I only had about six charts. There
was nothing too complicated - a couple lines
here and there, but mostly chords. So I mostly
got to jump in and play fills with my '42 L-7. I'd